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Keeping the river clean


FLUSHING — Dozens of volunteers pitched in Saturday morning to help pick up trash and debris near the Flint River in Riverview Park and the Flushing Township Nature Park. The clean-up efforts were part of the annual Flint River Stewardship Day, a large-scale beautification project hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC). Altogether, the FRWC and its volunteers cleaned […]

Flint Wind Symphony Orchestra to celebrate longtime member



FLINT — During its Cinco de Mayo concert this weekend, the Flint Wind Symphony Ensemble will celebrate the career of one of its long-time members, bassoonist Patricia Legg. Legg, a Flint resident, is about to reach her 50th year of membership with the ensemble. She joined the FWSE when it was known as the Flint Civic Wind Ensemble on March […]

In brief

Andy’s Attic Annual Sale begins soon DAVISON — Andy’s Attic Annual Sale will be held behind St. John’s Family Center, 505 N. Dayton, in all the tents and yellow barn. This is a fundraiser, not a garage sale. Some and see the large selection of items they have to purchase. The sale will be held May 16,17,22,23 and 24 from […]

Clayton Township boy gets new BFF to help him experience the world in his own special way



CLAYTON TOWNSHIP — Layne Schaefer is a typical 8-year-old boy who likes to ride his bike, tinker in the STEM lab at school, watch Youtube videos, and snuggle. His favorite food is pepperoni pizza. The Dieck Elementary School 2nd grader experiences all the ordinary childhood events in an extraordinary way because he has autism. And now, he has a BFF […]

Flint Arrowhead Barbershop Chorus to present spring concert on May 18



FLINT — On May 18, the Flint Arrowhead Barbershop Chorus will host its annual spring show at Powers Catholic High School in Flint. Starting at 6 p.m., the concert will feature an evening of music and comedy highlighted by Flint’s renowned Arrowhead Barbershop Chorus (FABC) and award-winning barbershop quartets “Upper Deck” and “Station Break.” Each year at the spring concert, […]

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Kettering history featured FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Lifelong Learning office announces the 2018-19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series. The next program in the line-up is Greg M. Miller who will present on the Kettering University Centennial Celebration on Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. He will provide great insight on 100-year-old history of what began as the Flint […]

Jazz clarinetist Dave Bennett to perform with MCC Jazz Ensemble



FLINT — Clarinet virtuoso Dave Bennett does not fit the mold of a “typical” clarinet player. For starters, he names Alice Cooper, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Chris Isaak among his top influences. He’s also equally conversant with the music of Benny Goodman (the “King of Swing”) and Roy Orbison (“The Soul of Rock and Roll”). Bennett, a jazz clarinetist who […]

Flint Symphony Wind Ensemble to perform in Cinco de Mayo Concert



FLINT — Clicking castanets. Pounding percussions. Powerful trumpet peals. Those are just some of the vibrant sounds concert-goers will enjoy when the Flint Symphony Wind Ensemble presents its first-ever Cinco de Mayo concert. On May 5, the FSWE will be hosting an all-Spanish music program at the Central Church of the Nazarene in Flint. The production, entitled “Viva la Musica,” […]

In brief

Kettering history featured FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Lifelong Learning office announces the 2018-19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series. The next program in the lineup is Greg M. Miller who will present on the Kettering University Centennial Celebration on April 26 at 10 a.m. He will provide great insight on 100-year-old history of what began as the Flint School […]

Flint Women’s Forum announces speaker for 2019 Celebration of Women

FLINT — The Flint Women’s Forum (FWF) has announced the keynote speaker for its 2019 annual Celebration of Women event, Mary Lynn Foster, Michigan native and current Regional Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross – Ohio Buckeye Region. Foster joins a list of past prestigious speakers who all have done exceptional things. This year’s event is being held […]


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